I'm seeing strange characters used to render the words "Windows Update". View the screenshots below to see what I mean.

Is this a known 'easter egg' from devs or is something else going on?

Model: Lumia 640 XL LTE

OS build: 10.0.15223.0

Language: English (United Kingdom)

Settings menu

up vote 4 down vote accepted

These looks like "pseudo localised" text - i.e. it's practically in English, but uses non-latin characters to check that character encoding issues haven't been introduced, and that everything that should be localised is (i.e. it's obviously wrong, but the QA staff can identify the meaning, rather than just seeing a blank label).

This is a common practice used by different software houses, and it looks like in this case the translation was missed in that specific insider build.

  • Funny how it isn't a first. But good point! – Paul Stelian Jul 7 '17 at 12:11

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.